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American Revolution Rockstars & the Road to a New Nation

Kim Guthriegabs M. Ed
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(417)
Join this American History 5-week course and delve into the causes and key events of the American Revolution. Discover the key people and places of major battles that changed 13 colonies into a new nation from 1775-1781.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 6
Beginner - Intermediate Level
5 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Road to Revolution
We discuss the major causes that led to the American Revolution, such as the Stamp Act, the Boston Tea Party, and the Intolerable Acts. We also discuss the role of key figures such as English Parliament, George Washington, Samuel Adams, and Thomas Paine in the lead-up to the revolution.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
American Revolution 1775-1777
Key early battles of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, and Trenton. Students will also gain an understanding of the importance of the Constitutional Congress, the Declaration of Independence, and the role it played in the war.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
American Revolution 1778- 1781
Key battles and turning points include Saratoga, Valley Forge, Yorktown, and the Siege of Charleston.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Peoples of the Revolution
Discuss the often overlooked groups of people who were part of the war: enslaved peoples, Native American nations, women, and people from outside the British colonies.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
A New Nation
Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolution. We will explore the terms of the treaty and the impact it had on the new nation. Learners will also gain an understanding of the key figures who played a role in the creation of the United States as a nation, such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.

Summarize how the war began.
Sequence key battles of the American Revolution
Describe how enslaved African Americans participated in the conflict.
Describe the role of women in the conflict.
Describe how people in the Iroquois Confederacy of the Native nations participated in the conflict, including why they chose a specific side to join. 
Analyze a political cartoon.
Analyze a sketch. 
Summarize how the war ended. 
Explain the Treaty of Paris
I am a licensed and highly-qualified teacher of social studies for grades 6-9. I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education and two Master's degree in education.
Teaching history from the viewpoint of people, rather than nations is important to me. 
Homework Offered
Review weekly information Complete guided notes from the weekly lesson. Review quizzes are posted weekly. Written homework assignments are posted weekly.
Assessments Offered
Classroom discussions, Booklet and Kahoot! quiz reviews Graded homework
Grades Offered
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This class discusses a military conflict. There will be mentions of killing and death. In the war for American Independence, there were political winners and losers, but these will be explained only from the political viewpoint of the colonists and the British military. It would be impossible to teach about this political conflict without discussing the key role that women, enslaved African Americans, and people of the Iroquois Confederacy participated in the war. No one group will be celebrated or disparaged during this class. If a learner would like to find out more about any one group, I would be glad to forward links and recommendations for additional resources. 

I provide learners with links to review games on Kahoot! and Blooklet-these are private links for the class section that your learner is taking and not for class sections before or after. The links expire and no registration is required on either platform.
Google Docs will be shared from my drive for review of extra class content and the weekly lesson instructions. 
Canva and YouTube will be where class videos are posted and direct links to only the class videos are posted in the weekly lesson. 

"American Revolutionaries: A History in Their Own Words 1750-1800" by Milton Metzer
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(417)
I believe that students need to see the personal side of the world. When students begin to see a unique story in a history or science lesson, they become engaged and learn. 

   Learners need to see the relevance of what they learn. Then, they... 
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5 pre-recorded lessons
5 weeks of teacher feedback
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1 year of access to the content

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